Police seize ancient Khmer statues
|The five ancient Khmer statues, reportedly at least 1,200 years old, which were seized from smugglers by Sa Kaew police [Credit: The Nation]|
Panupong told police that he took the statues from a Cambodian to deliver to a Bangkok investor, who planned to sell them to tourists. He claimed the statues were replicas and made to look ancient, in order to dupe antique-collecting foreigners.
Police sent Panupong and the statues to the Aranyaprathet Customs officials to proceed with legal actions and the statues would be sent for inspection by the Fine Arts Department's Office of Archaeology.
Source: The National [October 05, 2012]
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